Connecting food systems for co-benefits: how can food systems combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals? – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Report exploring how food systems can combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals. It builds on considerable earlier work by analysing the connections between different policy goals and between policy goals and food systems. Through this process, the

Will population ageing spell the end of the welfare state? A review of evidence and policy options – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

This brief serves as an overview and introduction to the Economics of Healthy and Active Ageing series. It reviews the main evidence on the health and long-term care costs associated with ageing populations to better understand the expected cost pressures

Sustainable health financing with an ageing population: implications of different revenue raising mechanisms and policy options – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

While there have been many prior analyses of how population ageing affects health and long-term care expenditure trends, very little is known about how population ageing affects a country’s ability to generate revenues to pay for health. This brief looks

Healthy, prosperous lives for all: the European health equity status report – World Health Organization Europe

This report reveals that health inequities in many of the 53 countries in the WHO European Region remain either the same or have worsened despite governments’ attempts to address them. The report identifies five key risk factors that are holding

Course corrections: how health care innovators learn from setbacks to achieve success – The Commonwealth Fund

This report examines new models for delivering and paying for health care to better serve vulnerable patients, including people with multiple chronic conditions, serious illnesses, or functional limitations, as well as those at risk of developing health problems because of

The causal effect of hospital volume on health gains from hip replacement surgery: (CHE Research Paper 168) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

This study investigates the causal effect of hospital volume on health gains from hip replacement surgery in the English National Health Service. It exploits a unique dataset, which links routine hospital records and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for all public

An evidence summary of health inequalities in older populations in coastal and rural areas: Full report- Public Health England

This report provides evidence on the health inequalities experienced by older populations in coastal and rural areas, together with a summary of key considerations to reduce inequalities and promote healthy ageing in these areas. It comprises a literature review supplemented

Ageing confidently: supporting an ageing workforce – Centre for Social Justice

It is estimated that by 2035, over half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years of age. This report proposes several recommendations to provide older people and employers with the support needed to unlock the potential

The macroeconomic impact of government innovation policies: A quantitative assessment – University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

This report was funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, for a research project undertaken by the IIPP and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. It introduces a new theoretical framework for understanding the links between fiscal policy

Getting serious about value – University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Public value is value that is created collectively for a public purpose. This requires understanding of how public institutions can engage citizens in defining purpose (participatory structures), nurture organisational capabilities and capacity to shape new opportunities (organisational competencies); dynamically assess

Care in Places: Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power – Salvation Army

Salvation army report that finds there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England.  Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with

Chief Medical Officer annual report 2019: Partnering for progress – Department of Health and Social Care

Latest Chief Medical Officer’s report considers current and future UK engagement with global health.  The report consists of 21 letters from global health leaders to the Chief Medical Officer and their rsponse, responding summary, recommendations and epilogue. The report publishes

The future is ours: Women, automation and equality in the digital age – Institute for Public Policy Research

Automation will produce significant productivity gains that will reshape specific sectors and occupations. These gains are likely to be recirculated, with jobs reallocated rather than eliminated, economic output increased, and new sources of wealth created. The problem is likely to

A 21st century skills system for Wales: Challenges and opportunities – Institute for Public Policy Research

Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological change. Some affect the whole UK –

Our future in the land – Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report that argues that action must be taken in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing. It looks at the costs of

Health economic evidence resource (HEER) tool – Public Health England

The health economic evidence resource (HEER) tool (Excel) shows the main cost-effectiveness and return on investment evidence on activities in the public health grant. Each piece of evidence is summarised across over 20 criteria to provide details on how the

Social care: paying for care home places and domiciliary care (England): (Briefing Paper Number 1911) – House of Commons Library

Updated House of Commons Library briefing paper that sets out how individuals are assessed for local authority funding support towards the costs of their social care for 2019/20. Key metrics for the social care means-test for 2019/20 are: upper capital

Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure?: Estimates of the impact of English public health grant on mortality and morbidity: (CHE Research Paper 166) – University of York Centre for Health Economics

Most previous attempts to estimate the marginal productivity of English health care expenditure have employed instruments that rely on statistical tests alone for their justification. A new approach to instrumentation has proposed the use of ‘funding rule’ variables as instruments,

There is an alternative: ending austerity in the UK – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report that identifies that while the global financial crisis of 2007/08 had a significant impact on the UK’s public finances. Since 2010/11, successive UK governments have chosen to impose a programme of austerity in an

Understanding the societal impact of treatment of early breast cancer: What are the non-clinical outcomes associated with disease progression? – RAND Europe

RAND Europe report that finds: Existing effective treatment for early breast cancer may lead policymakers and payers to underestimate the need for investment in further improvements and innovation in treatment and delivery of care in early breast cancer. The cost